Over the weekend, I was the disc jockey for a wedding at Lillian’s in Saratoga Springs, NY just a few minutes away from the Saratoga Raceway track. Here is an idea that I thought was well done. What this bride and groom did was simple, yet elegant; they used framed pictures as centerpieces.
If you like this idea, all you have to do is find old pictures of relatives and loved ones who are no longer with us and use them as your wedding centerpiece. Probably the best way to collect the images is to talk to some of the older members of both families and see what you borrow to copy.
The pictures then become great conversation pieces for the bride and groom, as they make their rounds from table to table.
This particular couple created uniformity by adding a candle and a balloon to each centerpiece. They also added the idea to high-top standing tables to decorate the cocktail hour area and follow the theme.
Whenever I see something cool at a wedding that I am the disc jockey for, I feel the need to share. Are you looking for a fresh idea to dress up your tables at your wedding? Why not try jazzing things up with table sashes?
This new trend is an affordable way to really bring some color to your wedding reception.
I was the disc jockey at a wedding last week at The Franklin Terrace in Troy, NY and they had some really great sashes going on for their guest list of about 180 people.
Over black table clothes with dark pink napkin accents, their white table scarfs had black Oriental print running right down the center. This idea can really make your colors pop!
There is a new contemporary wedding advice decorating idea out there to “liven up” your wedding centerpiece, of late and the formula simply works like this… ADD FISH!
That is right. FISH!
Recently at a wedding in Mechanicville, NY, the bride and groom had fighter-fish in the same vase that the flowers were in for their centerpieces on the dinner tables.
Purchasing bowls rather than vases allows for the same decoration ability with a floral side to it, but also gives room for a fine-finned friend to enjoy the festivities.
The new man and wife had flowers that actually matched the fish in each bowl. It was incredible and a great conversation piece.
People also use goldfish too for their wedding centerpieces. With the countless different types of goldfish out there and the multiple different colors they come in, a trip to the petshop could really be worth it!
Stones, flowers, artificial gems and candles are all great accessories for the bowls. Check it out!
These days, you need to save every penny you can and there are countless ways to do just that. But sometimes, ideas just don’t come to mind. That is why the internet comes in handy.
I had to put this money saving tip up as a blog the moment I heard about it. While it is not really my idea, I must admit, it is a good one that I needed to pass on.
Since most brides & grooms book their weddings on a weekend, be it Friday, Saturday or Sunday, they are probably not the only ones using that hall over those days.
While it is not always probable, it is certainly possible to have up to four or five other weddings in the very same room you are renting on the same weekend.
Most Halls book out their popular rooms for parties in blocks like this:
A – Friday Evening
B – Saturday Morning to Afternoon
C – Saturday Afternoon to Evening
D – Sunday Morning to Afternoon
E – Sunday Afternoon to Evening
Think about that for a second. Do I need to even say where I am going with this? If you, or your the other bridal party(s) are sharing the same colors, or are open to working together, why not share the center pieces and split in on flowers? If you end up splitting in with only one other wedding, that right there is a hefty 50% off on your flowers.
Of course, you will not be able to give the centerpieces away, but honestly, as a wedding DJ who provides great music to the very end of the night, quite often, people do not always want the burden of bringing home the centerpieces anyhow, as I have seen many wedding receptions end with the flowers being left behind.
If this money-saving tactic works for you, the only flowers you have to pay for in face value is the wedding bouquet that the bride will toss. 🙂